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- Weaver Press 2009; US$ 32.95
Becoming Zimbabwe is the first comprehensive history of Zimbabwe, spanning the years from 850 to 2008. In 1997, the then Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Morgan Tsvangirai, expressed the need for a 'more open and critical process of writing history in Zimbabwe. ...The history of a nation-in-the-making should not be reduced... more...
- Weaver Press 2012; US$ 32.95
The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the countryís white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95
This is the story of the author's introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishes between the free world and the communist forces of China and the Soviet Union. Frayed from three years of service during the Vietnam War, Hubbard traveled to Africa intending to become a rural policeman in a quiet area... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 694.00
Leonhard Hardings kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20 Jahrhundert liegt hier in zweiter Auflage vor. Der Autor hat die aktuelle Literatur ergänzt. Nach dem bewährten Muster der Reihe bietet Harding zunächst einen knappen Überblick der wichtigsten Entwicklungen in Afrika seit 1800. Im zweiten Abschnitt skizziert der Autor Grundprobleme... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00
?This work is relentlessly analytical and, at the same time, a pleasure to read. While advancing historical research on remembrance, it sets a new standard for a political and cultural history of colonial relations.? ? Jürgen Osterhammel more...
- 30 Degrees South Publishers 2009; US$ 10.00
The kingdom of Swaziland is a friendly, compact and enchanting country to visit. Its landscapes range from dramatic mountain peaks to deep river valleys, from lush rolling hills to evocative bushveld plains. Add to this a thriving cultural heartbeat, a traditional monarchy going back hundreds of years and a proud national identity, and you have a really... more...
- AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99
Offering a unique and original perspective on the rise and fall of indigenous states of southern Zambezia, The Zimbabwe Culture analyzes the long contentious history of the remains of the remarkable cyclopean masonry, ranging from mighty capitals of traditional kings to humble farmsteads. Forming a cornerstone of the geographical lore of Africa in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95
In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth ? Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia ? was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the ?scramble? or ?race? for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants.... more...
- Short Books 2011; US$ 13.11
WINNER, BEST TRAVEL BOOK 2010 – BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS “A memoir that is both funny and deeply moving... Rogers? compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart-stoppingly good book its life force.? The Times In The Last Resort, journalist Douglas Rogers tells the eye-opening, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly funny story... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99
In the mid-nineteenth century, French colonial leaders in Algeria started southward into the Sahara, beginning a fifty-year period of violence. Lying in the shadow of the colonization of northern Algeria, which claimed the lives of over a million people, French empire in the Sahara sought power through physical force as it had elsewhere; yet violence... more...